Hey pallies, from the pages of The Phoenix New Times' Music Blog, "Up On The Sun," comes news of 'nother up-and-comin' musician who idolizes our Dino. "Up On The Sun" reporter Miss Melissa Fossum interviewed Mr. Paul Thorn who is appearin' in the Phoenix area this Saturday night taggin' the outstandin' interview, "Paul Thorn on Growing up with a Pimp and a Preacher, Dean Martin, and Boxing."
Likes how cool is it dudes that Thorn's Dino-devotion is mentioned in the tag line of his interview! Thorn whose daddy-o was a preacher and whose uncle was a pimp has been entertainin' for 14 years and has just released his 9th al-b-um, "Pimps and Preachers."
As you will read below, Thorn loves our Dino and praises our great man as a "talented singer and very classy guy." Likes so diggs to find some many of today's swingin' artists who are sold out to our amazin' Dino! You gotta reads for yourself all the stellar thoughts that Thorn shares of his Dino idolization...likes totally totally rad man!
ilovedinomartin sez our thanks to singer Paul Thorn for so openly and candidly speakin' of his Dino-devotion and for Miss Fossum for sharin' it so boldly in her interview for "Up On The Sun." To read the whole interview, just clicks on the tagg of this here Dino-gram. Dino-loved, DMP
Paul Thorn on Growing up with a Pimp and a Preacher, Dean Martin, and Boxing
By Melissa Fossum, Mon., Mar. 21 2011 @ 8:39AM
Paul Thorn, a native of Tupelo, Mississippi, learned most of what he needs to know in life from his preacher father and pimp uncle. Thorn's ninth album, Pimps and Preachers, is all about the light and dark parts of life he learned about from these individuals.
After a brief boxing career, Thorn decided to start playing a mix of blues, rock, and gospel music. Fourteen years later, he is still touring.
He is scheduled to perform at The Compound Grill on Saturday, March 26.
We recently caught up with Paul Thorn to talk about growing up with a pimp and a preacher, Dean Martin, and going toe to toe with Roberto Duran.
UOTS: Do you strive for a certain balance between comedy and seriousness? You have a bit of variety with songs like "Viagra" and "I Hope I'm Doing This Right."
PT: I've got a few songs that are humorous. When I do my shows I don't want to be too serious. I mix it up, I lean toward the style of old school entertainers like Dean Martin, who's this talented singer and very classy guy. He would sing these really serious songs, and then between songs he might tell a joke or pretend to be drunk. He's an entertainer.
To me, there's a difference between being a singer and being an entertainer. An entertainer has the ability to make you feel like he's talking to you and make you feel like everybody's welcome. That's what I'm trying to do. Those are my idols and heroes, the people like that. They have that extra little something that you can't define. People loved him. I'm just using Dean Martin as an example, but people are still talking about him even all these years after he's dead. It's because he was great and he knew how to entertain a crowd.